We consider brush as any type of woody material that could be ground into wood mulch. Brush inlcudes limbs, branches, sticks, twigs, and some types of shrub trimmings. Trimmings that are comprised mostly of leafy material would be considered as "organics" rather than brush. Do not mix brush and organics.
Curbside Collection of Brush
The Department of Public Works will pick up brush throughout the City on the SAME DAY as your garbage day pickup, twice per month, from April to October. Please see the 2020 Refuse and Recycling calendar below for Brush Collection Dates. Brush should be piled on the terrace the night before.
Place branches between the sidewalk and curb with the cut end facing the curb. Branches should be no longer than 4 feet, and no wider than 6 inches in diameter. Properties are limited to one brush pile with dimensions no larger than 4' x 4' x 4' per collection day.
Remove all wire and nails. Do not include any stumps or root balls. Materials cleared from lots or undeveloped property WILL NOT be collected but can be brought to the City Drop-Off Yard at 251 Municipal Drive.
During the non-collection months, brush can be brought to the City Drop-Off Yard with a current City Drop-Off Yard Sticker.
Brush Collection Dates:
Brush collection for 2020 will begin the week of April 6th. The last collection will be the week of October 19, 2020. The downloadable calendar below include changes to refuse and recycling as well as collection dates for Christmas trees, brush, and leaves.
Wood grindings from the brush collection are available FREE to both residents and nonresidents and does not require a City Drop-Off Yard Sticker. Call the Public Works information line at 335-5060 for availability. All wood grindings must be tarped before leaving the Yard. We reserve the right to limit quantities.
Permit Sticker & Yard Hours:
A permit sticker is required for entry into the City Drop-Off Yard effective January 1, 2012, and is available only to City of West Bend residents and residential property owners within the city limits of West Bend. Stickers are not transferable to other vehicles and must be stuck to the lower driver's side windshield of the registered vehicle.
Driver's License and Current Vehicle Registration are required to purchase a permit sticker.
A Permit Sticker is $25 for the first vehicle and $5 for the second vehicle and is valid for a calendar year (January through December). The sticker price will not be prorated if purchased later in the year. Stickers may be purchased at the Public Works office only from
7 am to 3:30 pm, M-F). Accepted payment methods for permit stickers include: cash, personal check, and credit/debit cards. A convenience fee of 2.75% will be assessed to each credit/debit card transaction. There is a minimum convenience fee of $1.00 for all transactions under $38.00.
Businesses may purchase a Business Load Pass to bring brush and organics only to the City Drop-Off Yard. Please call the Public Works Office at 335-5079 for more details.
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Year Round - 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Summer - April 1 - Sept. 14 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday
Fall - Sept. 15 - Nov 15 7 a.m. to Sunset
Winter - Nov. 16 - March 31 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday (weather permitting) March – November 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (every Saturday)
December – February 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (second and last Saturday of each month)